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Measles outbreak in NUI Galway – March 2013.

The Department of Public Health has been notified of two confirmed cases of measles in students at NUI Galway. Measles is highly contagious and can cause serious complications. It is possible that students in other institutions may develop measles. The only way to prevent measles is by vaccination. Any student who has NOT had two […]


IT students more likely to drop out

A NEW REPORT from the Higher Education Authority giving detailed profiles of higher education institutions shows a far higher level of non-progression between first and second year at ITs, compared to universities and colleges. The figures — which relate to the 2010/2011 academic year — are part of a new initiative from the authority aimed […]


On this day in the year 2020 – Irish universities

From an imagined post-2020 perspective, Dr James Heaney, Lecturer in English and Irish Studies at Carlow College, Carlow, considers how the crisis currently being experienced by Irish universities might play out in the near future. This is the first in a series of semi-serious articles which will see experts involved in different areas of Irish […]